Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

Young girl with kite streamers

Half-term adventures in the Lakes 

From pumpkin trails and 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾, to evening bat walks and family films, there's plenty to do this half-term with the littile ones.

Children bird watching

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ this autumn in the Lake District  

Head out on an autumn adventure and try out some of the '50 things to do before you're 11 ¾' here in the Lake District.

Two exhibitions to arouse your curiosity this Autumn 

Be surprised, be disquieted, be intrigued: these exhibitions might confound your expectations. Two temporary exhibitions this September and October – one at Wordsworth House and Garden and the other at the Bowder Stone in Borrowdale – reveal the hidden stories of this quirky and forgotten landmark.

The Lake District was the inspiration for Beatrix Potter's children's stories

Woodland walks in the Lake District 

With some of the most wooded valleys in the country, you don't need to look far for a perfect woodland walk in the Lake District.

What's new in the Lakes?

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Autumn wildlife in the Lake District  

It's one of the best times to visit the Lakes. The summer crowds are long gone and the landscape turns from green to amber, red and gold. Crisp, autumn days are with us. Grab the binoculars and search for red squirrels with the kids, learn more about habitat restoration at some of our places or fungi spot in a woodland.

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Help keep red squirrels alive in the Lakes 

Rare native red squirrels are still here against the odds here in the Lake District. But they're under constant threat and need your support to survive.

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